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 on: July 21, 2019, 10:07:21 PM 
Started by gavoss - Last post by gavoss
I know these are hard to come by but I really need one or two of each.  If you have any or know someone who does that's willing to sell either, please let me know.

 on: July 21, 2019, 09:12:39 PM 
Started by DerekMc - Last post by DHnut
A weekend of repair and discovery. The Wesland Widgeon has now been repaired after flying into a pole at Richmond NSW the weekend before last. I have also made up a slightly heavier motor as .180 x 2 is not quite enough. The Auster AOP 9 is receiving more details and the preparation of documentation is underway. The 20" Ol' Ironsides has also moved on a bit and I have steamed some wash in on the port wing of the Me 109 and now need to add some right thrust to get to the base Hadland settings. The Comper has had the bottom tissue removed and the bottom longerons that had cracked repaired. 
The discovery that the fuselage length of the Max Holste Broussard was about 1.5" short was an unexpected surprise that has now relegated the model to sport status. Also the wing was 1/2" too narrow. It was a reduced Fearnley plan, and I had picked up a short nose and corrected that. It is probably altered to much to qualify for AM plan scale. I will finish it and use it to understand the trim settings. The irony is that I had other 3 views that check out dimensionally and agree well with the photos. I wonder what the base reference was for the original plan. The model will take a Redfin 049 or a PAW classic 80.

 on: July 21, 2019, 09:03:37 PM 
Started by DWCollins - Last post by lincoln
re: Chasing models and snakes

DO NOT chase the snakes. ;-p

 on: July 21, 2019, 09:00:38 PM 
Started by riversidedan - Last post by edhardin
Korda DT has two bladed prop, Korda '39 has the single blade. I use 28 strands of 1/8 x 34 lg in mine
and wind to 80 in.lbs. 24 strands x 34 lg in the '39 Korda. The DT flies really good, better than the '39.
Ed Hardin

 on: July 21, 2019, 07:46:42 PM 
Started by dohrmc - Last post by ironmike
Krylon clear spray does a reasonable job of sealing Dohrm

 on: July 21, 2019, 07:44:08 PM 
Started by dohrmc - Last post by dohrmc
I actually do have. Few bottles of Vallejo, one being a very good match for the Mauve. I will try it on a piece of practice tissue, particularly the sealing of the acrylic paint.

 on: July 21, 2019, 06:59:09 PM 
Started by DerekMc - Last post by p40qmilj
 Grin  yes i love my p40's ever since i saw this pic as a kid
yes all crashed p40s are buried with full military honours
yes K & J luv the shark airplanes too

jim Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

 on: July 21, 2019, 06:45:19 PM 
Started by abl - Last post by Knightflyer
I've been reading this old thread with a lot of interest. I've built 2 or possibly 3 BA-4B's from PP kits. I was young then and would start building on a Friday or Saturday night and just crank until I was done.

I don't recall paying much attention to wing washout, etc, yet they flew good. I guess it's a pretty forgiving design.

 on: July 21, 2019, 06:41:11 PM 
Started by simpleflyer - Last post by OZPAF
31' is pretty good SX.


 on: July 21, 2019, 06:37:30 PM 
Started by Squirrelnet - Last post by OZPAF
Good luck with the trimming Chris. Hopefully that should do the job.


 on: July 21, 2019, 06:29:18 PM 
Started by DerekMc - Last post by OZPAF
There must be a P40 graveyard in your yard Jim Smiley


 on: July 21, 2019, 05:30:35 PM 
Started by riversidedan - Last post by gossie
Leave it as it is.

 on: July 21, 2019, 05:23:51 PM 
Started by Knightflyer - Last post by Knightflyer
Thank you. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, but they finally seem to be getting ahead of the infection.

 on: July 21, 2019, 05:20:51 PM 
Started by THB - Last post by Knightflyer
This was nice as it puts some things into perspective. I had a peanut that was getting flights of about 30 seconds (I think) back in the 80's. Unfortunately, there were other Jr's pushing 40 seconds, with better scale points. But for a kid that was building from plans with little guidance, I guess I was doing pretty good!

I remember that it was high wing with tricycle gear, and Heavy. But it flew okay.

 on: July 21, 2019, 05:08:34 PM 
Started by Knightflyer - Last post by Indoorflyer
Sorry to hear about your Mom in the hospital.  Can sure relate to your situation; used to study lots of plans and modeling material when our Mom had hospitalizations in her later years. That's pretty neat, having a building board with you!   It's nice that you can be with her, and have your little Piper to help take care of yourself...
Best wishes to both of you.

 on: July 21, 2019, 04:59:42 PM 
Started by abl - Last post by Knightflyer
Interesting build. I started one of these when I was a teen, but never finished. I'm positive it wouldn't have turned out as well. I would love to see a video of it in flight when you get it all trimmed!

 on: July 21, 2019, 04:46:41 PM 
Started by DerekMc - Last post by FreeFlightModeller
You certainly do like your P40s, Jim! Smiley

 on: July 21, 2019, 04:32:50 PM 
Started by DWCollins - Last post by DWCollins
Thanks everyone.
Yes a Duane Cole Taylorcraft Bostonian.

 on: July 21, 2019, 04:22:33 PM 
Started by fred - Last post by Knightflyer
Planning on covering it with 1.4 mil Laminating film.. 17 to 20 gms sq metre .. dependant on who is weighing
 Dunno how that  compares to tissue, but same  (mebe less) weights as Airspan .. albeit a bit tougher

Japanese tissue I found quoted as 12g per meter, But that's without doping or anything.

How do you attach the laminating film? I'd been wondering what to cover with, as I haven't been able to find light tissue locally.

 on: July 21, 2019, 04:05:19 PM 
Started by Squirrelnet - Last post by DHnut
The joy of using engine mounting plates. I am sure the extra power will be sufficient and a steeper climb will not be out of place as it is a STOL aeroplane. How much is the weight gain? Surely not too much. Lok forward to seeing it in August.

 on: July 21, 2019, 03:46:20 PM 
Started by Knightflyer - Last post by Knightflyer
I noticed after starting my build that the copy was a smidge too big so the wingspan will be 13.25". Not going to worry about it. With dihedral, tip-to-tip might still be 13".

I'm sitting bedside with my mom in the hospital (pneumonia). Peanut was perfect size since I can wile away the hours building on my lap, but still be here for her. I got one of those 3/8" thick foam boards to build on.

 on: July 21, 2019, 03:31:16 PM 
Started by korale - Last post by Knightflyer
Been a little busy and have not been on the forum lately.

Been working on this for the past couple of months, its made with sanded down foam sheet (looks and feels like Depron but is not called that).
It was supposed to be a Peanut but I got the scaling wrong and its 13 1/2 inches in span.
I'm hoping to fly it in the club scale day.

weight it 12g as is , I'll have to add some nose weight to get the CG right.
I did a DA2 peanut long ago. This was such a blast to see!

 on: July 21, 2019, 03:10:00 PM 
Started by fred - Last post by Knightflyer
 pix.. so far

Nice! On the canopy, how did you do the vac-form? It looks like you cut the end off the bottle, then sealed somehow?

 on: July 21, 2019, 03:09:48 PM 
Started by DWCollins - Last post by steveneill
Nice job. Looks scale and would look more so with the struts. Just a darn nice build.

 on: July 21, 2019, 03:02:51 PM 
Started by DWCollins - Last post by Indoorflyer
A Bostonian take on the Taylorcraft, in the background?   I like your general aviation subjects!

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